Stealth Gaming in a Gothic Steampunk World

** The Dark Mod wins PC Gamer's 2013 Mod of the Year award! **

“It’s a tremendous achievement – a detailed tribute to the Thief series…. Projects like The Dark Mod are a way for those fans to say “if you won’t make it, we will” – to deftly lift what was good and meaningful about the games that inspired us years ago and run away with it.”
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“this is splendid….it’s basically Thief…but in Doom 3.”
–Rock, Paper, Shotgun

THE DARK MOD was once total conversion of Doom 3, and now is a STANDALONE GAME with the release of TDM 2.0!



A dark and moody stealth game, inspired by the "Thief" series by Looking Glass Studios, The Dark Mod includes creative new gameplay features, dozens of unique AI, and a complete set of custom art assets, allowing players and mappers alike to enjoy missions in a gothic steampunk universe. When you play The Dark Mod, you feel like you’re playing a gothic stealth game…there’s nothing left that’s recognizable from Doom 3.


This game is first and foremost a toolkit, allowing fans and team-members to create their own stealth missions in a gothic steampunk environment. But there are already 60 full missions for download, including some small campaigns, so it certainly feels like a game. The only difference is that you have to choose which missions to install and play.







Setting:

The Dark Mod world can be viewed as an alternate version of our own. It is a mixture of several historical periods, with architecture ranging from medieval castles to Victorian mansions. In this world, steam and clockwork technology were discovered much earlier in history, allowing for odd inventions and industrial warehouses to exist side-by-side with Gothic cathedrals and sword-wielding city watch.

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Editor:

We also maintain our own mission editor, called Dark Radiant. It is an updated version of GTKRadiant, and has a lot new features (Python scripting support, many bug-fixes, new Particle preview, Texture Tool etc.) and comes with a number of Dark Mod related plug-ins like an Objectives or Conversation editor.

Example Editing:



Try it yourself!

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Halloween 2014 Missions


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The Dark Mod community put together a last-minute

"Halloween speed build" contest.

From this effort, one mission "Briarwood Cathedral" by buck28 is currently available to play and a few more missions are due shortly.

I will update this article as the missions become available. As many contributors are going to be late, the deadline will likely be extended per our normal arbitration process.


Briarwood Cathedral


For the latest Halloween contest

buck28's latest mission for the ongoing Halloween speed build contest.
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Due to arrive shortly, Kyyrma's and Airship Ballet's Halloween contest mission "Exhumed".

UPDATE: IT'S OUT NOW

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The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone Full Installer

The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone Full Installer

Oct 10, 2013 Full Version 43 comments

A full installation package. Simply unzip and create a shortcut to TheDarkMod executable. Further instructions at wiki.thedarkmod.com

Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone torrent

Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone torrent

Oct 9, 2013 Full Version 4 comments

THE DARK MOD was once a total conversion of Doom 3, and is now a STANDALONE GAME with the release of TDM 2.0! A dark and moody stealth game, inspired...

The Darkmod 1.08 Full

The Darkmod 1.08 Full

Oct 20, 2012 Full Version 13 comments

This is the full archive of the 1.08 update, instead of the incremental update from 1.07 to 1.08. Run tdm_update.exe from inside the the darkmod folder...

The Dark Mod 1.06

The Dark Mod 1.06

Oct 16, 2011 Full Version 6 comments

The Dark Mod v1.06 full version. Simply create a "darkmod" folder in your Doom 3 install directory and extract the contents of thedarkmod_v106.zip into...

The Dark Mod 1.06 Mac OSX Installer

The Dark Mod 1.06 Mac OSX Installer

Jul 3, 2011 Installer Tool 5 comments

Use these files to begin the process of downloading and installing The Dark Mod for Mac OSX.

The Dark Mod 1.03

The Dark Mod 1.03

Jan 5, 2011 Full Version 7 comments

The Dark Mod v1.03 full version. Simply create a "darkmod" folder in your Doom 3 install directory and extract the contents of the darkmod_103.zip into...

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ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper Jan 21 2010, 3:23pm says:

just looking the video - blackheart manor, I can say that this mod is quite underestimated. It's obvious that there are tons of work in it. The reason why dark mod can't make top 10 is lack of its audience imho. Many gamers prefer first person shooters which I already bored many years ago.

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udm
udm Apr 25 2010, 2:01am replied:

Agreed. I feel there's not enough media coverage on this mod - IMHO this is one of the greatest TCs ever made, all things considered. As was the case with the first two Thief games, this is just as underrated/overlooked by the gaming press.

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TheUltimateDoomer
TheUltimateDoomer Jan 2 2010, 6:36am says:

Nice work, i'll check it out. :P

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ceriux
ceriux Dec 30 2009, 11:12pm says:

this looks pretty awesome i love medieval settings, i wish i had doom!

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Dec 22 2009, 10:24pm says:

MOTY all the way.

Great mod, from the classic. Great work, I having a lot of fun with it.

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happycheeze Creator
happycheeze Dec 31 2009, 9:30am replied:

Thanks for your support!

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4398
4398 Dec 7 2009, 2:15am says:

i hope this isn't a weird question. but will the dark mod ever become an indie game? if thats possible?

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happycheeze Creator
happycheeze Dec 13 2009, 1:32am replied:

An indie game? If you mean to sell it for profit, no.

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Nominee
Nominee Dec 30 2009, 11:09pm replied:

I think he means standalone.

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happycheeze Creator
happycheeze Dec 31 2009, 9:29am replied:

Standalone would be nice, but there is a LOT of doom 3 assets we'd have to replace which would take a very long time and a lot of effort. Plus, the Doom 3 source code isn't open source yet.

It's something we've discussed a lot, only the future will tell.

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moonhoplite
moonhoplite Nov 24 2009, 10:19am says:

It's awfully quite, recently. I bet you guys are working on something, like a new patch?

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happycheeze Creator
happycheeze Nov 27 2009, 3:23pm replied:

Eventually we'll have an update with more content to come out.

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Robok
Robok Nov 28 2009, 3:46pm replied:

Are you guys planning on converting Thief 1's or Thief 2's campaign? Because that **** would be so cash, this is rather awesome as it is now but it needs something to connect it, i.e. a campaign :)

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Crispiness Creator
Crispiness Nov 29 2009, 6:12am replied:

No, we can't bring over any Thief content into TDM due to the obvious legal issues. Eidos holds the copyright on Thief, and we'd rather that their crack legal team didn't send us any cease and desist notices (or worse).

As much as we'd all love to see an original campaign, it's lots of work to make them, and I'm not aware of any serious efforts yet. I'm sure it'll happen one day, just don't hold your breath for now. :)

On the plus side, many new fan-made missions are in development. In particular there is a Christmas contest to make more missions (which anyone can enter), and we're hoping that will be quite popular and result in lots of missions to play.

The core team will also continue to put out content updates, some of which may be accompanied by the release of missions which depend on delayed content (like undead, which are mostly working internally but weren't quite ready for release).

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Great mod, must play for all thief fans. Contains great, userfriendly editor (To tell the truth, this mod is mainly the editor, and fans are making FMsú and a lot of super missions. Try it and you will be surprised.

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